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What Is A Massage Therapist?

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A massage therapist is a trained health and wellness practitioner who will manipulate the soft tissue of the body using rubbing, kneading and pressure techniques to treat pain, discomfort, stress, anxiety and aid with injury rehabilitation. A massage therapist will apply pressure, tension, motion or vibration to your body, using their hands, fingers, elbows, forearms, feet, or other external tools. That term ‘massage therapy’ is used to describe a wide variety of techniques, including Thai, Remedial,Sports, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Hot Stone, and Reflexology.

What Can massage Do For Me?

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A great massage can truly cleanse, refresh, restore and rebalance your body and mind. Rest and recovery are vital to a well-rounded lifestyle, and regular massage has proven benefits to relieve stress, reduce anxiety, and help to manage muscle tension and pain.

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massage can offer you physical, mental and emotional benefits including:

  • The immediate release of Endorphins, promoting feelings of relaxation and wellbeing
  • Reduction of Cortisol Levels (a stress-inducing hormone)
  • Improving your immune system. Studies show that high levels of stress hormones impede the body's immune system response
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Improved circulation
  • Aid in the recovery of soft-tissue injuries
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Lower pain levels especially those related to lower back issues and osteoarthritis

How Much Does Regular massage Cost?

massage costs can vary depending on the massage therapist, the type of massage, and the length of your appointment. If you are looking for relaxation and stress relief, then Swedish massage or Aromatherapy might be right for you. If you are seeking pain relief or to rehabilitate damaged muscle then Thai massage , Remedial massage, or Sports massage could be the right choice. These decisions will have a significant impact on the cost involved so we encourage you to check with your provider directly before making an appointment.

The average cost of a massage therapist in Australia is reported to range from $55 to $105. Further specialised treatments such as Remedial, Reflexology, or Sports massage are reported to range from $60 to $110 on average.

At No Knot Club we believe in the benefits of maintenance massage. We want to make massage not just an occasional treat, but a part of your recovery routine. Think of it like your regular physical, mental, and emotional tune-up. But we understand that those massage costs can add up, and it is here where No Knot Club members will find the most benefit.

With No Knot Club membership , you save a guaranteed 20% and up to 40% off the cost of each massage appointment.

Factors Impacting the Cost of Seeing A massage Therapist

Regular maintenance massage plays an important role in the recovery of your body and mind. Your schedule, general health, stress level, and physical needs can all play a part in determining how much your on-going massage treatment will cost. The cost of massage treatment may vary according to:

The type of massage massage therapists can specialise in multiple treatments such as Thai, Remedial, Sports, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Hot Stone, and Reflexology.

Frequency– Our lifestyle and individual needs can factor into how regularly we require a massage treatment and the overall cost. If you are looking for stress relief and relaxation, then a monthly massage may give you just what you need. But if you are looking to aid in the recovery of a soft-tissue injury then you may require more frequent treatments.

DurationThe duration of the massage is a key factor in determining the cost of the treatment. Typically, massages will range from 45 minutes to 90 minutes.

Location– A massage therapist may have their own studio, work out of a spa, or work as a mobile masseuse.

Your health insurancemassage therapy services may be included as part of your extras cover. Your health insurance policy will inform the exact reduced cost of your treatment. No Knot Club membership can be used alongside your health insurance policy, reducing your out-of-pocket cost even more!

How Much Does A No Knot Club Approved massage Therapist Cost?

Our partnered massage therapists commit to providing No Knot Club members with a guaranteed 20% and up to 40% reduction on the cost of every appointment.

At No Knot Club, it is our goal to help you to feel better while spending less. If you’re in pain, feeling stressed, or managing injury, you might need a massage! Here are some examples of how No Knot Club membership may reduce the cost of your treatments:

Appointment type Regular patients pay Example No Knot Club fees Treatment savings per visit
Relaxation $55-$105 $44-$84 $11-$21 saving!
Remedial $60-$110 $48-$88 $12-$22 saving!
Sports $60-$110 $48-$88 $12-$22 saving!

What Types of massage Treatments are available?

Myotherapy: Myotherapy is a Western form of physical massage therapy with a focus on trigger point manipulation, used to prevent soft tissue pain and restricted joint movement caused by myofascial problems. Drawing from Western medical principles such as anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, myotherapy practitioners use numerous techniques such as dry needling, musculoskeletal alignment, deep tissue massage, cupping and body stretching to treat pain and ailments.

Remedial Massage: Remedial massage is the objective assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body specifically for injury rehabilitation and pain management. A remedial massage therapist will use manipulative massage techniques to balance soft tissue tension, increase blood flow to remove blockages and scar tissue, and lower stress levels. Similar to Myotherapy, remedial massage practitioners are expected to have a thorough understanding of the human body including anatomy and physiology in order to accurately diagnose and treat injury.

Swedish Massage: Also known as ‘Therapeutic Massage’, Swedish massage is one of the most popular massage techniques in the Western world. It is a soft massage technique of long, kneading strokes and gentle movement of the joints, designed to promote relaxation and improve circulation. Swedish massage is the perfect body massage for anyone who is over-worked and feeling stressed to relax their body and mind. Known health benefits of Swedish massage include pain relief, reduced Cortisol Levels, improved mood, and helping those with chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia and back pain manage their conditions.

Deep Tissue Massage: This type of massage focuses on muscle knots and deep, painful muscle layers. Your massage therapist will use slow, deliberate strokes to create more pressure across the grain of the muscle. Deep tissue massage is often beneficial for chronic pain sufferers, people with limited mobility, and people with repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Lymphatic Drainage:A gentle, targeted massage treatment that aims to increase the circulation of lymph fluid throughout the body, to aid with the removal of wastes and toxins from a clogged lymphatic system. A healthy lymphatic system uses the natural movements of the body's muscular tissue to eliminate these waste elements. However, some damage and medical conditions can cause a blockage and a build-up of fluids in your lymph system, called Lymphedema. Clearing and reabsorption of the lymph fluid are vital to a healthy and functional circulatory system.

Aromatherapy: Aromatherapy is an enhanced relaxation massage technique used primarily for relaxation pain management and improved mood. Often offered as an extra service during another massage treatment, a massage therapist will diffuse an essential oil of your choice in the room during your treatment or mix your chosen scent into the massage oil itself. Each oil may have individual benefits to the user, so it is important to discuss each option with your massage therapist before making your choice. Popular essential oils used for Aromatherapy include lemon, chamomile, lavender, and cedarwood.

Shiatsu massage : Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork massage based on traditional Chinese Medicine ideas. With the word ‘Shiatsu’ deriving from the Japanese term for ‘finger pressure,’ the technique involves pressing fingers and palms into the body to specific points, stimulating them to promote the flow of vital energy known as ‘chi.’ Shiatsu massage is considered one of the firmer forms of massage, with therapists generally applying medium to high amounts of pressure to create a release and facilitate healing.

Sports massage : Sports massage specialists pride themselves on their extensive knowledge of your sporting activity and the stresses that it can take on your muscle groups. They will apply this understanding using remedial massage techniques to improve ranges of motion and prevent injury. It is a type of massage designed for active individuals. Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, if you want to enhance your recovery and unlock peak performance, a trip to a Sports massage therapist might be a great idea.

Thai massage : Thai massage is often described as a mix between yoga and a massage. It involves a combination of slow compressions and kneading that are performed all over the body and passive stretching. Your practitioner will use stretching, pulling, and rocking techniques to relieve tension, encourage relaxation, and improve flexibility and circulation. Unlike some other massage types, you will remain fully clothed during a Thai massage and it is often performed without oils.

How Do I Know If I Need A Massage?

We here at No Knot Club believe in the power of massage to heal a hurting bod. Rest and recovery are vital to a well-rounded lifestyle, and regular massage has proven benefits to relieve stress, reduce anxiety, and help to manage muscle tension and pain. Oh, and it's going to feel damn good too! Think of maintenance massage like your regular physical, mental, and emotional tune-up. But how do you know if you need a massage? We think if you’re honest with yourself, you probably do! But here are a few signs to watch out for:

You’ve been feeling stressed
Taking the time to truly unwind can be a big ask when you’re juggling work, gym, socialising, and more every day. If you feel like you haven’t had an hour to yourself in weeks, massage can help. massage helps relieve stress by lowering the heart rate, increasing relaxation, and stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system (which helps to regulate the emotional ‘happiness’ response).

You have a persistent neck, back, shoulder or hip pain
Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Therapeutic massage can relieve pain by relaxing painful muscles, tendons and joints, and by impeding the pain response by stimulating competing nerve fibres.

You aren’t sleeping well
Lack of sleep or poor-quality sleep is an extremely common problem amongst massage therapist’s patients. massage can help increase your sleep quality by promoting relaxation and triggering the release of serotonin to induce a feeling of calmness.

You play sport
massage is a vital part of a full recovery program for any athlete or hobbyist sportsman. massage strokes can bring fresh, oxygenated blood to the muscles and other tissues, speeding up the recovery process and reducing any post-game aches or pains.

How Often Will I Need to See A massage Therapist?

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The answer to this question depends on each person's pain and physical needs, your stress levels, your recovery length, and your budget. A massage every week or every second week may be ideal, but not always financially viable. We at No Knot Club believe in the power of regular maintenance massage to enhance your body and mind, so we’re creating new pathways so that everyone can afford to cleanse, refresh and restore their body and mind as much as they like! Our handpicked No Knot Club massage

therapists are reducing the cost of every massage for everyone. By joining No Knot Club you'll gain access to our network of professional massage therapists and unlock a guaranteed 20% and up to 40% discount with every single appointment made.

How Can I Find a No Knot Club Approved massage Therapist?

Check out our range of handpicked, local healthcare professionals here , and find a massage Therapist near you!

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